Deconcentration pattern of port system: Case in Southern Vietnam

항만분산화 현상에 관한 연구: 베트남 남부지역을 중심으로

  • NGUYEN, Tuan Hiep (Graduate school of Logistics, Incheon National University) ;
  • PHAM, Thi Yen (Graduate school of Logistics, Incheon National University) ;
  • Yeo, Gi Tae (Graduate school of Logistics, Incheon National University)
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  • 여기태 (인천대학교 동북아 물류대학원)
  • Received : 2017.12.27
  • Accepted : 2018.03.20
  • Published : 2018.03.28


The shortage of research in Vietnam port evolvement is uncontroversial although a huge amount of investment is observed to upgrade both quantity and quality. This study examines the port system performance, in the context of spatially concentration ratio, in Southern Vietnam for the period 2007-2016, by using prevailing indicators for spatially concentration assessment including concentration ratios (CR), the Herfindahl-Hirschman index (HHI), the Gini coefficient, the Lorenz curve and shift-share analysis (SSA), a trend of deconcentration is described in Southern Vietnam port system, since the traditional ports to new deep-water ports. Also, driving forces of this shifting would be discussed in detail. Implications from this study would enable not only port administrators, port operators but also shipping lines, cargo owners, logistics service providers to comprehensively understand the growth of the port system in Southern Vietnam.


Concentration;Deconcentration;Southern Vietnam;Port system;Herfindahl-Hirschman index (HHI);Shift-Share Analysis (SSA)


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